Ideal for heavier defects, and soft clear coat such as flat black paint systems that require a cutting and polishing phase. The reason why we have a two stage procedure is because of marring, which is caused by friction from cutting heavy defects out from the clear coat, and therefore needs to be followed up with polish to refine the surface.
The first stage, compounding, is commonly the much more labor intensive of the two processes because its focus is on removing the heavier and/or deeper defects. This is why pricing for a two-step paint correction is significantly higher, and takes longer to complete, than a one-step paint correction.
The Second Stage, finish polishing, refined the hard work of the compounding step. It’s the ‘rejoiceful moment’ that showcases all the surface refinement including color, gloss, and distinction of image. As a result, two step paint corrections frequently transform vehicles to look their all-time best!
Detail starts with a thorough cleaning of the wheel faces, wheel barrels, tires, and inner fender liner
Vehicle gets a thick layer of foam and a gentle hand wash (while we clean the jambs, gas cap, and remove bugs from paint)
To ensure a clean surface, we remove iron particles from your paint via a chemical decontamination
The next step to a clean surface is a clay bar treatment to remove any remaining embedded dirt and debris (your paint will feel really smooth).
To decrease polish build-up or staining, we'll tape off and protect any trim/chrome/sensitive areas
Safely remove a majority of the swirls and scratches from your paint with a machine polisher, cutting pad, and compound
This will increase shine and clarity by polishing the micro-scratches that are leftover from the compound phase
To inspect true condition, we'll wipe down the paint to remove any leftover polish residue that can be hiding imperfections
Based on your choice of protection, we will install a ceramic coating on paint, and plastic surfaces.
To give the exterior an extra pop, most of the exterior plastic and trim will be dressed to an even black finish like the tires, fenders, and trim (it will not be greasy)
We'll complete the detail with streak-free glass cleaning on all exterior surfaces
We'll do a final inspection of all exterior surfaces and touch up any areas that need attention.
Based on the size, condition, and type of paint, the time it takes can greatly differ. Two same sized cars can get the same service, but one takes 8 hours while the other takes 18 hours.
If you’re in need of complete detail on the exterior and interior, a great add-on service is our Full Interior Cleaning. You’ll feel like you have a brand-new car again.
Notice: This service requires you to drop off the vehicle at our shop location.